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Track splits with Rushville

The New Palestine girls track team won nine events Thursday en route to a 78-53 victory over Rushville, improving the Dragons’ record to 4-0 this season. The Dragon boys dropped a 92-40 decision in the dual meet at Kelso Stadium. NP’s boys won four events. Jared Reed took the 110 hurdles, Caleb Stirm the 3200,

Track teams split with Cardinals

The New Palestine track teams split a dual meet Wednesday at Southport. The Dragon girls won 67-65 to improve to 3-0. The boys dropped a close 69-63 decision. The Dragon girls won 10 of the 15 events in their victory, with seven different athletes winning eight individual events. Addie Halter won the 100 and long jump. Olivia

Softball has another power surge in victory

For the second time in as many games, the New Palestine softball team had a power surge Wednesday in an 11-5 victory over Franklin Central. The Dragons hit four homers – three in a six-run third inning – and seven extra-base hits. Emily O’Connor got the Dragons started with a two-run blast in the third

Baseball improves to 6-0

Jaden Jaques pitched 5 1/3 scoreless innings Wednesday to lead the New Palestine baseball team to its sixth victory in as many outings. The Dragons beat Connersville 8-1 behind the Jaques twins – who combined to scatter five hits and no earned runs. Jaques’ twin brother, Joshua, finished the game with 1 2/3 innings of

Tennis wins 3-2 thriller

The Dragons girls varsity tennis team edged host Triton Central 3-2 Tuesday in an exciting contest played in bitterly cold conditions. With the match locked at 2-2, the Dragons’ No 2 doubles team of junior Sheridan Schrowe and sophomore Ashley Truman held its nerve in a tense three-setter against Tigers seniors Amelia Hough and Colleen Sanders.

Boys golf opens season

The New Palestine boys golf team opened its season Tuesday in a three-way match at The Legends in Franklin, finishing third. The Dragons shot 188, falling to Greenfield-Central (175) and Whiteland (181). Quinn Dobbins was the low Dragon with a 41 over nine holes. “Rough night for everyone but it was great to get a

Baseball rallies from seven-run deficit

The New Palestine baseball team used two big innings Tuesday to come back from a seven-run deficit to beat Batesville 11-7. NP scored six runs in the seventh inning to seize the lead and the game. The Dragons trailed 7-0 headed into the fifth before storming back. NP plated five runs in the fifth, chasing

Espich debuts with no-hitter in baseball victory

It’s likely senior Cameron Espich won’t forget his first start on the mound for the New Palestine varsity baseball team. Espich threw a five-inning no-hitter Monday in a 13-1 Dragon victory over Perry Meridian. The senior righty struck out six batters – four looking – and faced three more than the minimum. He hit the

Baseball sweeps Bears on opening weekend

The New Palestine baseball team had to wait a little bit to open Hoosier Heritage Conference play, but after resuming play Saturday, they swept the Shelbyville Golden Bears. NP won the first game 15-5, which was started Friday and completed Saturday after being suspended in the fourth inning. The Dragons then won the second game 3-1

Baseball twinbill to resume at 1 p.m. Saturday

The New Palestine baseball team’s doubleheader against Shelbyville will resume at 1 p.m. Saturday at the NPHS baseball diamond. Admission will be free for everyone. The game will resume with the Dragons up 9-5 in the middle of the fourth inning of the first game. It will be followed by Game 2 approximately 25 minutes